Update 10 a.m.: Man hit by train dies

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Staff report
The man struck by a train late Wednesday night has died.
The Salisbury Police are still trying to identify him.
He was struck sometime after 11 p.m. on Military Avenue. Emergency workers administered medical care at the scene and he was airlifted to an area hospital.
Police say he is between 20 and 30 years old. He was wearing a dark T-shirt, dark washed jeans and a black baseball cap.
He has a tattoo of what appears to be a cross on his left upper arm.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333.

According to emergency services radio traffic late Wednesday, the man was struck by a Norfolk Southern train on the tracks at Military Avenue shortly after 11 p.m.
An emergency medical technician treating the man said he’d suffered “multi-system trauma,” or multiple injuries, and was breathing abnormally, but did not specify the nature of the injuries.
Emergency responders called a helicopter to transport the man to a hospital. The helicopter was to land at the W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center.
Medical responders moved the man from the area of the railroad tracks around 11:50 p.m., loading him into an off-road vehicle for transport to a waiting ambulance. They performed CPR on the way to the helicopter.
The train that struck the man stopped and authorities contacted Norfolk Southern to stop other rail traffic from entering the area.

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